Why Drugs Matter: The Impact of Drug Policy on Connecticut's Economy
A Forum with Connecticut Gubernatorial Candidates
March 18, 2010
Alumni Hall, Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
Purpose: To promote discussion and understanding among policy makers and stakeholders regarding the cost and effectiveness of current and potential drug policy in Connecticut.
2:00 – 2:05 Welcome
2:05 – 2:20 Historical Overview of Drug Laws - Susan Pease, Ph.D, Professor of Criminology and Dean of Arts and Sciences: Central Connecticut State University
Current Policies: The Economic & Human Costs
2:20 – 2:30 Hartford’s $42 Million Drug Habit - Robert Painter, M.D, Policy Analyst, Central Connecticut State University.
2:30 – 2:40 The War on Drugs: Violence and Trauma - David Shapiro, M.D, Associate Director of Trauma and Critical Care, St. Francis Hospital
Candidate Discussion - Opportunity for candidates to respond to presentations
Audience questions pertaining to section one are collected and given to moderator
Alternative Approaches: Possibilities & Barriers
3:20 – 3:30 Advancing Drug Policy Reform: Legislation and Implementation - Attorney David D. Biklen, Former Executive Director of the Connecticut Law Revision Commission
3:30 – 3:40 Social and Political Barriers to Effective Drug Treatment in Prisons - Doug Bruce, M.D, M.A, M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
Candidate Discussion - Opportunity for candidates to respond to presentations.
Audience questions pertaining to section two are collected and given to moderator
4:25 – 4:50 Audience Question and Answer Session - Submitted audience questions will be asked by Moderator
4:50 – 5:00 Closing Remarks - Andrew Clark, Director, Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy (CCSU)
Sponsored by: The Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy (CCSU), School of Arts and Sciences (CCSU), The William A. O’Neill Endowed Chair in Public Policy & Practical Politics (CCSU)
Please Note: Agenda is subject to change